Prisons Use Solitary Confinement to Silence Strikers Nationwide—But Their Voices Have Been Heard

In commemoration of the Attica Uprising 47 years earlier, incarcerated organizers chose yesterday as the final day of the nearly three-week-long National Prison Strike that began on August 21. The … Source: Prisons Use Solitary Confinement to Silence Strikers Nationwide—But Their Voices Have Been Heard Advertisements

The Big Business of Prisoner Care Packages

Inside the booming market for pocket-less clothing By TAYLOR ELIZABETH ELDRIDGE   It’s the holiday season, but many incarcerated Americans won’t get presents directly from home. PRISON-APPROVED ITEMS To stop drugs and weapons from entering jails and prisons, many corrections agencies bar family members from mailing packages or bringing them during visits. Those who want to […]

Inmatez strike to protest Alabama prison conditionz

By Margo Gray – bio http://www.waff.com/story/24389771/inmates-strike-to-protest-alabama-prison-conditions#.Us4D_3N3MFg.twitter HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) – Prisoners in three different state prisons think it is time they get paid for doing kitchen work, laundry and maintenance tasks. In protest of not being paid for institutional work, some have refused to report for work at three different facilities since the weekend.   […]

California Shipz Prisonerz Out of State to “Reduce” Itz Prison Population

By Victoria Law http://truth-out.org/news/item/20405-california-ships-prisoners-out-of-state-to-reduce-its-prison-population Danielle Rigney’s son was arrested and sentenced to six years in prison when he was 19. He spent two years imprisoned in California. Each weekend, family members or friends drove four hours to visit him. “He got to see his sisters growing up; he got to keep up with their lives,” […]

Please Deposit All of Your Money: Kickbacks, Rates and Hidden Fees in the Jail Phone Industry

  Sections: Executive Summary Foreword Introduction The Prison Phone Market is Broken Bringing Jails Into Focus Commissions Drive Costs Tacking on Fees to Recoup the Commission Revenue Profiting on prepayment Profiting on calls that are never made Making money on holding customers’ money Making fast money on emergency calls National: 38 cents on every prison […]

6 Shocking Revelations About How Private Prisons Make Their Money

Private prison companies are striking deals with states that contain clauses to guarantee high prison occupancy rates. Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com/Linda Bucklin September 20, 2013  Imagine living in a country where prisons are private corporations that profit from keeping their beds stocked at, or near, capacity and the governing officials scramble to meet contractual “lockup quotas.” […]

Prison Abolition Discussion Night

The Human Rights Coalition FedUp! hosted a prison abolition discussion night the first Wednesday of the month to talk about the history, context, and intersectionalities of working for prison abolition. “Intersectionality is a concept often used in critical theories to describe the ways in which oppressive institutions (racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, xenophobia, classism, etc.) are interconnected and […]

Revised announcement for call-ins for Hunger Strike and Leonard Peltier

CORRECTION FOR CALL IN TIMES in previous announcement: It should be 10am-2p for PACIFIC, and 1-5pm for EASTERN. FYI: Pelican Bay prisoners have ended their hunger strike, but Calipatria, Corcoran and Tehachapi state prisons remain on strike. See http://ymlp.com/z7Uytf and http://prisonerhungerstrikesolidarity.wordpress.com/ I have created a revised announcement below, calling for people to call-in EVERY Thursday […]